Earlier this week the 2017 winners of the Vernon Nelson research grants were announced. This is the first year that grants were awarded from the Rev. Vernon H. Nelson Memorial Fund for scholarly research projects at the Moravian Archives. This year’s awardees are:

·         Mark Dixon, Princeton Theological Seminary: “Enslaved African Responses to Moravian Pietism in Colonial South Carolina”

·         Mark Turner, Memorial University of Newfoundland: “Hopedale Nunatsiavut: Unlocking the Chronicle of an Inuit Community”

·         Charles Welsko, West Virginia University: “A World Full of Mutations: Loyalty as a Cultural Process in the Civil War Era Mid-Atlantic 1850-1880”

The Vernon Nelson fund was established by relatives of the former archivist in 2011 to encourage research at the Moravian Archives. Donations to grow this fund are welcome can be made through our website.